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Opuntia decumbens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Opuntia decumbens Salm-Dyck
Taxonomic Source(s): Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.
Taxonomic Notes: Confusion between this species and O. puberula exists.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2009-04-27
Assessor(s): Hernández, H.M., Valverde, T., Ishiki, M., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Terrazas, T., Arreola, H., Cházaro, M., Arias, S., Durán, R. & Tapia, J.L.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Wyatt, S.
Justification:
Opuntia decumbens is listed as Least Concern due to its wide range, its abundance, and because it is not exposed to any significant threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Mexico, where it occurs in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas (Breedlove 1986, Acosta et al. 2003, Jiménez-Ramírez et al. 2003, Martínez-Ávalos and Jurado 2005, Salas-Morales et al. 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas)
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Population [top]

Population:This species is abundant throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits tropical deciduous forest (Jiménez-Ramírez et al. 2003).
Systems:Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found within Huatulco National Park (Salas-Morales et al. 2007) and Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve.

Citation: Hernández, H.M., Valverde, T., Ishiki, M., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Terrazas, T., Arreola, H., Cházaro, M., Arias, S., Durán, R. & Tapia, J.L. 2013. Opuntia decumbens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T151907A574953. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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